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Downloading

In order to download e-books from the library, in most cases you need the free software program Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire app.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Adobe Digital Editions?

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a free computer program which is used to read and manage e-books and other types of digital publications in a computer. ADE can be downloaded from the Adobe website, http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

What is Bluefire?

Bluefire is an e-book reader app which can manage DRM-protected e-book files. Download Bluefire for Apple here and Bluefire for Android here.

See Bluefire Readers own FAQ here.

What is DRM?

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is protection which limits the use of files and is applied to many library e-books (read more here).

What is Adobe ID/Adobe account?

Adobe ID is a way of identifying the user. You can create an account here.

What is authorisation?

Authorisation means that your user identity information is linked to a particular unit so that you can download e-books protected with DRM.

How can I authorise my computer with Adobe ID?

When you download a DRM-protected e-book for ADE for the first time, you will be asked to authorise your computer. You can also fill in your Adobe ID in advance in the program settings.

How can I authorise my portable device with Adobe ID?

When you download a DRM-protected e-book to Bluefire for the first time, you will be asked to authorise the device. You can also fill in your Adobe ID in advance in the app’s settings.

How many devices can I use?

When you authorise a computer or a portable device with an Adobe ID, it will always be associated with that account. You can authorise up to six computers or devices per account. In order to be able to transfer e-books between devices, they must be authorised with the same ID. In order to unauthorise a computer, press CTRL + shift + D. In Bluefire, you can go in under info and cancel the authorisation.

 

Authorising with Adobe ID

·     How-to: Get Adobe ID  

·     How-to: Authorise the Device with Adobe ID  

 

Kindle

Kindle is very popular in the US and on the rise in Sweden. Kindle is the e-book service of the online bookstore Amazon. There are physical e-readers called Kindle, but also Kindle apps for other devices, a Kindle program for PC and Mac and online reading possibilities.

Kindle is a commercial product mainly intended for use with e-books purchased from Amazon. You cannot download Lund University Libraries’ e-books to a Kindle device. Ordinary PDF files can, however, be moved to a Kindle, but not synced between devices.

It is possible to download the Bluefire reader app to a Kindle Fire (physical e-reader device), and to use it to read e-books from the libraries. Here’s how.